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And now another day is gone

And now another day is gone, I'll sing my Maker's praise!

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Tune: SONG 67
Published in 50 hymnals

Full Text

And now another day is gone,
I’ll sing my Maker’s praise!
My comforts every hour make known
His providence and grace.

But how my childhood runs to waste
My sins how great their sum!
Lord, give me pardon for the past,
And strength for days to come.

I lay my body down to sleep,
Let angels guard my head;
And, through the hours of darkness, keep
Their watch around my head.

With cheerful heart I close mine eyes,
Since thou wilt not remove;
And in the morning let me rise
Rejoicing in thy love.

Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXVI

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: And now another day is gone, I'll sing my Maker's praise!
Title: And now another day is gone
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English


And now another day is gone, I'll sing, &c. I. Watts. [Evening.] "An Evening Song," in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, from his Divine Songs, &c, 1715, into a few modern collections for children, including Major's Book of Praise for Children, No. 288, and others. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #600
A Collection of Hymns #381Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d12
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #95Page Scan
Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d9
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d12
David's Harp: or the Boston Sabbath school song book, containing a variety of pleasing tunes in all the various metres; also hymns, anthems, and chants...(2nd Rev. Ed.) #33Page Scan
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXVITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #26Page Scan
Family Hymns #d13
Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d9
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #231Page Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #36
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d8
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d8
Hymns for Church and Home #363Page Scan
Hymns for Good Children #d1
Hymns for Him. 1st ed. #d1
Hymns for Schools and Families #d26
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #518Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #474Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d15
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #365Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d8
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d20
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d8
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #6Page Scan
Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d10
Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d8
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d6
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S173Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S335Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S173Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d13
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d16
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #143Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #195Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #120Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d8
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #83Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #323Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d29
The Cambridge Hymnal #5
The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d5
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1191Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d27
Union Hymns. Rev. #d23
Union Hymns. Rev. #d25
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #28Page Scan
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